Great Indochina Loop Overview

Take the ultimate trip through Indochina. Travel to Thailand, Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia on an adventure that visits the region's treasures from Bangkok to Siem Reap.

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The ultimate Indochina tour through Thailand, Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia.

Travel to the heart of Indochina on a tour that visits Thailand, Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia. Get set to discover something new and different every day on this ultimate trip through the region. See the hidden treasures of Chiang Mai in Thailand, visit laidback Vang Vieng in Laos, experience enchanting Halong Bay in Vietnam and discover the moving history of Phnom Penh in Cambodia. Get to know the locals, sample sumptuous cuisines, sail over pristine waters and scramble through a wealth of temples on this incredible adventure through Indochina.

  • Channel the spirits of old traders in Hoi An
  • Discover imperial elegance in Hue
  • Enjoy Hanoi's French charm
  • Explore the ancient temples of Chiang Mai
  • Ponder Phnom Penh's volatile past
  • See the incredible temples of Angkor
  • Tantalise tastebuds in Ho Chi Minh City
  • Unwind in Vientiane

What's included in this trip

  • Start:

    Bangkok, Thailand
  • Finish:

    Bangkok, Thailand
  • Group size:

    Min 1 , Max 12
  • Ages:

    Min 12
  • Meals:

    16 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 3 dinners
  • Accommodation:

    Guesthouse (5 nts), Homestay (1 nt), Hotel (19 nts), Overnight boat (1 nt), Overnight sleeper train (2 nts)
  • Transport:

    Boat, Bus, Cyclo, Longboat, Overnight sleeper train, Plane, Tuk-Tuk
  • Included activities:

    Angkor Wat - Guided tour, Bangkok - Khlong boat (canal) tour, Bangkok - Wat Pho temple, Chiang Mai - Doi Suthep temple, Halong Bay - Overnight boat cruise, Hanoi - Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum and Museum, Hanoi - Water puppet show, Ho Chi Minh City - Cyclo tour, Hue - Imperial citadel, Hue - Perfume River boat ride, Hue - Royal tomb, Luang Prabang - Kuang Si Waterfalls, Luang Prabang - Pak Ou Cave, Luang Prabang - Traditional Arts and Ethnology Museum, Phnom Penh - Guided tour Choeung Ek (Killing fields), Phnom Penh - Guided tour of Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, Siem Reap - 3 day Angkor pass, Vientiane - Makphet restaurant meal

  • Carbon emissions offset:

    402kg pp per trip
  • Notes:

    A single supplement is available on this trip. See under the Single Traveller section of your Trip Notes for more information.

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Days 1-2 Bangkok

Loud, bright, chaotic and delightful, Bangkok is a city of modern excesses intermingled with simple traditions, all wrapped up in the famous smiles of the locals.

Day 3 Chiang Mai

Awash with stunning temples, fabulous markets and a lively city centre, charming Chiang Mai is rich in culture and the gateway to the northern hilltribes.

Day 4 Huay Xai

The Lao border town of Huay Xai sits across the water from Thailand and is a bustling town of trade and travellers entering and leaving Laos.

Day 5 Mekong River

The Mekong River gently flows through Laos providing food, water and a transport channel for millions, as well as the aesthetic pleasures of life on the river.

Days 6-8 Luang Prabang

Nestled in the hills of northern Laos, the tranquil city of Luang Prabang is studded with ornate temples, brimming with colourful markets and enriched by French colonial architecture.

Days 9-10 Vang Vieng

Surrounded by stunning limestone karst scenery, Vang Vieng is a small haven with fascinating caves to explore, a myriad of water-based activities and a relaxed atmosphere.

Day 11 Vientiane

As the most relaxed capital in South-East Asia, Vientiane is a lovely mix of riverside calm, outstanding temples, fabulous food and charming locals.

Day 12 Hanoi

Hanoi is famous for its tranquil lake settings, French-colonial architecture, ancient temples, delectable cuisine and as the resting place of the revered former leader, Ho Chi Minh.

Day 13 Halong Bay

Halong Bay is a place of surreal beauty, with ethereal limestone islands jutting out of jade waters and atmospheric caves and grottoes carved out by time.

Days 14-15 Hanoi

With a vibrant Old Quarter to explore, delicious food to discover and a city where ancient meets modern with ease, no wonder Hanoi is a favourite with travellers.

Day 16 Hue

As the former imperial capital of Vietnam, Hue holds the treasures of Vietnam's royal past and is a curious mix of bustling streets and tranquil settings.

Days 17-19 Hoi An

With lantern-lit streets, vibrant markets, skilled tailors, artisan shops, ancient houses, colourful temples and beautiful smiles, Hoi An is a Vietnamese wonderland.

Days 20-21 Ho Chi Minh City

Formerly known as Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City is an exciting and dynamic city brimming with street vendors, cyclos, temples, shops and colonial architecture.

Days 22-23 Phnom Penh

Phnom Penh celebrates life with optimism and colour, and there are a wealth of riverside eateries, bustling markets and historic sites - both tragic and inspiring - to discover.

Day 24 Homestay

Get a taste of real Cambodian life on a homestay with a local family in one of the traditional villages near the impressive Sambor Prei Kuk temple complex.

Days 25-27 Siem Reap/Angkor Wat

A vibrant nightlife, mouth-watering food, a time-worn French feel and certain famous temples on its doorstep - Siem Reap is a little town with a big, pulsating heart. Immense, awe-inspiring, extraordinary - the Angkor Wat temples are all this and much more. Built in the 12th century, this former Khmer city is nothing short of spectacular.

Days 28-29 Bangkok

Bangkok is more than just colourful city streets, khlongs (canals) weave their way through suburbs, forest parks green up the city and Buddhist temples help bring serenity.
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